Questions tagged [web-applications]

Web applications are applications that are accessed over the "web", which can mean the Internet, or an internal network (an intranet).

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How important is responsive web design?

I've heard a variety of opinions regarding the pros and cons of using responsive web design recently and was wondering whether it was necessary for small businesses that target small geographical ...
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How can I measure website page load times from different countries? [closed]

Recently, I migrated one of my personal projects into cloud and hosted the app on UK based servers. I reside in Turkey and I would like to see how long it takes for my pages to load for UK based ...
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What's the point of placing self links on a webpage?

I often see links on webpages that link to the page itself. For example on forums, blogs and even here the topic title is a link and points to the page itself. What's the point of doing this?
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SEO for single-page content-less Web App

as written in the title the website on which I try to do Search Engine Optimization has following two properties: doesn't have any content in the SEO sense: it doesn't hold any information and only ...
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Protect js code from being stolen

I have developed an web app with jquery,html-css markup which would be an premium web app. So I have to ensure the security of the code from being stolen.But as all these are client side,so there is ...
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How to do SEO for web application?

I have developed a website which is like a web application. A user must log-in to visit/view other pages. I want the login page to be the only one found by Google. The SEO guidelines that I found ...
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Should I patent a web application before launching it?

While discussing a website idea I had with friends and worked on it, they told me to be wary of theft regarding the website. Since the code I'd be working on would be mostly JavaScript and HTML, the ...
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Duplicate content appearing for multi lingual sites

I have a site which has a default url say "http://www.blahblah.com/" (which is default in english language). In my site there is support for multi languages. I am having few links at my home page say "...
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Is there a visual web application builder or rapid webapp prototyping framework?

Question: Is there such a thing as a self-hosted framework or CMS especially tailored towards the creation of interactive web applications without -- or with an absolute minimum of -- programming? (...
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Migrating a small web application for smartphones by creating narrow HTML pages?

I have a small web site offering a couple of functionalities, but it was not designed to operate with smartphones then. I don't have experience with smartphone application development (and this might ...
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Help with tracking sub domain

I currently have my app's marketing/external website on the root level, e.g. http://example.com My web app itself is hosted at: http://app.example.com What's the best strategy to set-up Google ...
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Should HTML5 web games use the VideoGame or WebApplication schema?

I've implemented Microdata with Schema.org for my online game. I've tested it on Google's test tool, and it seems to work. If you go to Schema.org, you can see that both VideoGame and WebApplication ...
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Does anyone know any good resources for learning how to market a web app?

I'm a developer first and foremost. I write web apps but have a hard time generating traffic and converting potential users once I've released my product into the wild. I know I need to learn more ...
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Automatically convert CSV file to MySQL

I was finding automatic .csv file converter to web based to put the .csv file report as web based. but i can't find one. instead, i found one system which is taken MySQL database and show the report. ...
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GPL 3 and “webapps”

I am working on a "webapp" (no content by me, all user driven) and want to license it with the GPL 3. I do plan on having a tarball with the php, html, css, javascript, etc as well as an installer to ...
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How to replay traffic to web server from logs to profile / benchmark web app under real load?

Is there a way to get recorder real network traffic to web server, e.g. from web server logs (Apache), and replay this traffic to either profile web application (in Perl) under real load, or benchmark ...
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What does “commercial open source” mean for web apps?

When I was looking some web apps they said our apps are "commercial open source". I understand "open source" but what is "commercial open source" what kind of license they are using?
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List of usage information to collect in a web application

I'm writing a web application that will allow people to create accounts, edit stuff, send stuff to people, &c. I plan on recording things like when things were created and sent and stuff. Is ...
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Does servicing an API from a subdomain make your app slower?

I have a single-page application (SPA) located in application.com, and I want to serve the API from api.application.com. Since this is a Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) browser application, it ...
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app URI scheme fallback URLs

I am working on a mobile friendly website and liked the idea of having my URLs open in native apps; like say to Google Maps or Facebook using custom URI protocols eg fb:// or comgooglemaps://. ...
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Self Hosted Training Package/Website Recommendation

first time poster here, so hope its the right stack exchange. I'm looking for recommendations for a self hosted software/website that will allow for a company to upload training videos and actually ...
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self hosted open source document management apps?

I'm looking an open source self hosted PHP and MySQL document management apps. security: accessing a document by specific users Work flow: by admin approval (may be two admins) document supporting: ...
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Schema Markup for Web Application Pages and Landing Pages

I have build a Web Application and the website is set-up like this: Landing Pages that consists of Home, Price, Features and Contact Us Web Application pages that are for logged in users and only ...
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Is my project a web site or a mobile app?

I am a web developer. I have been developing web sites professionally for 15+ years using ColdFusion, SQL Server, and jQuery. I am doing a project for a client that uses the above technologies. The ...
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When do I need a website certificate?

Can someone explain me when I need a web site certificate? I will have a web app that will be used for representing live data. Do I need a certificate for that type of web application? A user will be ...
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Do I need permission to use a company's logo for my website application? [closed]

I am creating a review website application where people can review particular companies, products or services according to the people's experience on various points like Support, Value, Up-time, etc. ...
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Adblock Plus blocking a lot of ads on webpages that don't even have ads?

I was just checking my own website and noticed that Adblock Plus v1.9 blocked 13 ads on one of my pages and another 4 on one other. This is interesting to me because I have no ads on my site. I'm ...
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historical weather data APIs

I am building a web application where I need to display whole year's month wise weather conditions. So that users get an idea of what the weather conditions are like and plan their trips accordingly. ...
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is there any open source application like google code hosted in local server?

I'd like to setup such application in my company to host some small projects/tools, should have small wiki, source control integrated(svn,git...), bug track, summary..
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How do WEB 2.0 sites get their first few members?

How do WEB 2.0 sites get first few members, like a new site comes up for "discussing books" or "renting apartments" or any thing for that matter. So if some marketing is able to pull in some visitors, ...
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Major spam issue… CAPTCHAs and email verification aren't working [duplicate]

We have a user who claims to have a vendetta against our community. We run a fairly large social networking website, and for the past four or five weeks, this particular person (or maybe people?) has ...
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Separate site for website and web application - implications for SEO?

I have a web application - primarily reserved for members but with some open access for trialling, and I have a website that is the main public face for the web application. The two are on two ...
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Should my web app have its own domain name?

I'm going to get a domain name for my personal web page. It will contain my blog, photos and other personal stuff, plus different web apps and tools that I'm working on. I have put quite a lot of ...
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mass e-mail sender [closed]

I have a database with 3000+ emails and I want to send a HTML email to all of them. I don't want to be treated as spam emails, also to have the possibility to attach a pdf file. Could someone ...
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'Development dashboard' web application

I am not sure if something like this exists in that it is ready out of the box. I currently have some web space that I use for various projects, and I would like to setup an area for some friends and ...
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What is the name for all sizes and environments web application architecture?

For further reading, I need the name of the concept of a web application for all common screen sizes and environments ("desktop"/"laptop"/"tablet"/"Smartphone"). That is, in the past some people ...
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Problems with setting up email notifications in Redmine

I´ve installed a fresh Redmine 2.5.1 installation on a Ubuntu 12.04 server. Redmine is served by Apache (passenger). The Server can send emails by use of Postfix (tested with the mail command from ...
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Do I need a brand new template for mobile web-app?

I've a web-application currently serving only desktop clients. I will be creating a mobile-friendly version of the application. I am wondering: Do I need to create the design from scratch and use ...
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OpenSourec PHP and MySQL based POS application [closed]

I was looking OpenSource PHP and MySQL based POS(point of sail) web application. easy to use for users and flexible for customizing the future. Which alive project you recommend? Thanks,
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See different actions in Google Analytics when the same page title is used for multiple pages

I work for a company that has a self-service web portal. Most transactions on this portal are in wizard format and broken down by steps. In some cases, the same Page Title may be used for a Step and ...
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Prewritten App for Used Car Dealer? [closed]

Is there somewhere I can find a prewritten WebApp (with database) for a used car dealer? The application would need to support the following: Easy setup in a low cost Shared or Cloud Host Give ...
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Embedded ratings widget or addon for putting ratings/reviews on our web site? [closed]

I need to integrate a product rating and review feature into my company's product pages. Rather than build one from scratch, I am exploring the options available for third party products, such as ...
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How should we send our e-commerce store's email receipts and receive customer service emails?

My company own a number of e-commerce sites, and we are trying figure out a scalable and effective solution for email. The stores are Django apps on Heroku. Each store needs to be able to send email ...
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Generic updater for php-applications and other webapps

I administer a few servers, on some of which are a lot of users which happily deploy mediawikis and oder php-applications. This gives me headaches since there are often old versions of them lying ...
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How to insert in a blog sharing links to visitors Tweet, Facebook and so on social networks?

I am developing a web blog using ASP.NET, but I guess that the tech details like this, here, is not important. My aim is to insert in every post I create those nice buttons to the social networks ...
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Is there any way to install applications onto a shared hosting account?

I've got a shared hosting account with arvixe.com. I wanted to move my Gemini install from a server in my spare bedroom to my hosting account so I can access it over the web. Unfortunately the ...
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How to Edit Simple Flat CSV Text Files Online?

For a new website a team of translators will be editing each their own comma separated text files, files like de.txt fr.txt cn.txt etc. All such files reside in one and the same directory. Each file ...
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SEO and traffic statistics for a business with duplicate content on multiple platforms

I have a similar question to this one. I would like to ask the person who answered it (@John Conde), to elaborate more but I can't comment as I am only new on here and don't have enough reputation so ...
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How to make nginx override web app route for sitemap and robots?

I would like to make nginx serve sitemap and robots. My problem is that route http://example.com/ is handled by flask, configured to handle request with certain patterns - http://example.com/sitemap....
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Schema.org's WebApplication: for web applications or references to web application?

Assuming one offers an online service on a page using HTML5 + JavavaScript. Technically speaking, it can be considered as a web application. Is the WebApplication type appropriate for this page or ...